Posts in Category: Mary’s Blog

July 10

A Thought: Being Choosy. Proverbs 12:26 says,”A righteous person is cautious in friendship.” It’s not only ok, but appropriate to be careful as you choose your friends. They should share, not challenge your values. They should increase your joy, not drain you of it. So be choosy! Choose friends who will encourage and participate with you in glorifying God!

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July 9

A Thought: Our Work. It has been said, “If our identity is in our work, rather than Christ, success will go to our heads, and failure will go to our hearts.” Keep the love and integrity of Christ in your heart, and your work will be qualified. Prov.16:18 “Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.”

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July 8

A Thought: Acceptance. It occurs to me we we spend a lot of energy struggling to discern what we should and should not accept. So I share with you today this familiar and wonderful prayer: “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; The courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the […]

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July 7

A Thought: Patience. A new week often challenges us to push forward and get that project completed; quickly get those demands on our time taken care of; and finally, resolve that situation or make that decision. However, unless these are grounded in prayer and patience, we may be creating mistakes instead of progress. Proceed with cautious prayer and God WILL […]

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July 6

A Thought: Liberty. In worship at Asbury-LR, we’ll be exploring freedom in Christ is not the untethered, but in being connected. Hope to see you there, or be there through the Spirit! Gal. 5:1

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July 5

A Thought: Fishing. Jesus discovered some fishermen who clearly wanted more out of life—to experience a deeper meaning. His bait? The intrigue of following the Truth. Don’t you know they saw this man in complete harmony, mission focus, and joy and said to themselves, ” I want to be like that!” So they followed Him, and their faithful discipleship led […]

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